After you replace default vCenter Server certificates, the new certificates might not appear to load.

Problem

When you install new vCenter Server certificates, you might not see the new certificate.

Cause

Existing open connections to vCenter Server are not forcibly closed and might still use the old certificate.

Results

To force all connections to use the new certificate, use one of the following methods.

  • Restart the network stack or network interfaces on the server.

  • Restart the vCenter Server service.